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If I Had a Million Dollars

If I Had a Million Dollars

May 13, 2019

According to WDRB, of every dollar played in the Kentucky Lottery, 61 cents goes to the winner, 6 cents to administrative costs, 6 cents to retailers who sell the tickets and 27 cents is given back into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Overall, this has resulted in $4.9 billion dollars. Of the $4.9 billion, roughly $1.8 billion has gone toward the state's general fund and to the SEEK educational prog...

Spicy Nugget Twitter Frenzy

Spicy Nugget Twitter Frenzy

May 10, 2019

May 5, 2019, was a hopeful day for Wendy's fans. It was the moment everyone has been waiting for: the spicy nuggets are back. In March 2017, Wendy’s stated that they were going to remove spicy chicken nuggets from their menu due to lack of demand. Some nugget eaters were not phased or even knew that they were on the menu, while others were furious. Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a go...

Teagan’s AP Survival Guide

Teagan’s AP Survival Guide

May 6, 2019

AP Exams have begun, so this time of year is the most stressful for everyone: teachers, students and parents. But proper preparation for AP Exams could ease some of that stress.  In my survival guide, I have 5 key tips that saved my exam scores and as AP World History teacher Mrs. Michelle Williams likes to say, “I got [my] $7,000.” Start Studying Early Obviously it’s a little ...

A Teacher’s Influence Changes Lives

May 5, 2019

Teachers are a big part of students' lives. They guide students towards a successful future. For 13 years (K-12), we spend hours upon hours with our teachers. They become like our parents sometimes, and they influence us and help shape who we become.  At Dunbar, we have some pretty great teachers. Teachers are judged regularly by their students, but how do they determine what makes a good teacher...

Pros and Cons of AP Exams

Pros and Cons of AP Exams

April 26, 2019

The main benefit of taking the AP test is getting college credit. However, depending on the course the college credit varies, and the test costs anywhere from $50-$85 with no guarantee of passing. "If you do well, you get free money for college," AP World History teacher Mrs. Michelle Williams said. "We've actually had some Dunbar students who got $7,000 just from my class alone. There have been...

The Googly-Eyed Bandit

The Googly-Eyed Bandit

April 6, 2019

At Dunbar, students and teachers have been noticing a new trend. Someone, and no one knows who, is putting googly eyes on posters, pictures, and even objects. "I don't know who is doing it," social studies teacher Mrs. Sharessa Crovo said. "But a little fun thing like doesn't seem like a problem." Students have found the stick on eyes on door handles, locks, and other objects to make it loo...

Teacher Prom King and Queen

April 5, 2019

PLD is starting a new tradition this year honoring a teacher Prom King and Queen. Students nominated teachers at the end of March, and the top five nominees from each category have been chosen as "prom court." Prom King Court: Mr. Michael Mau, Mr. Daniel Janbakhsh, Mr. Nick Broady, Mr. Trevor Tremaine and Mr. Doug Wilkinson Prom Queen Court: Mrs. Keia Scott-Newsome, Mrs. Allison Roberts, Mrs. Amber ...

Peer Pressure’s Harmful Effect on Teenagers

Peer Pressure’s Harmful Effect on Teenagers

April 2, 2019

Teenagers often make decisions under the influence of their peers in order to make themselves look good or because they think that is the right decision. However, not all of the decisions are right. Students pressure each other to do things like drugs or alcohol, cheating, skipping class and lying about schoolwork. Peer pressure is seen in school by teachers, principals, counselors and oth...

Summer Opportunities for Students

Summer Opportunities for Students

April 1, 2019

Many high school students have been focusing on their future plans after high school such whether it's college, trade school, the military or a job. Some, however, do not take into consideration volunteering opportunities and summer programs that could help them make their decisions about future careers. There are many resources available for high school students. For example, when visiting the Dun...

Is Generation Z Lazy?

Is Generation Z Lazy?

March 31, 2019

Many teenagers spend most of their time sitting in bed watching Netflix or videos on YouTube. This may appear as laziness because of the amount of time spent on their phone, but is this perception accurate? The amount of time teenagers spend on their phones has been increasing for years. According to common sense media adolescents spend an average of nine hours a day online. But even if teens are on their phones a lot, there are apps to help them stay organized in eve...

Dunbar’s Got Talent Returns

Dunbar’s Got Talent Returns

March 30, 2019

Last year, the Dunbar talent show was created to increase school spirit and allow students to share their unique talents, like singing, playing music, dancing, magic or comedy. Science teacher Mrs. Keia Scott-Newsome, alongside former social studies teacher Mrs. Maggie Payne and Lamplighter adviser Mrs. Wendy Turner, planned the event. “Dunbar's Got Talent became a thought that crossed my min...

Local Activities for Spring Break

Local Activities for Spring Break

March 28, 2019

There are many high school students who stay home for Spring Break. Although some people may be going to the beach and traveling, there are many activities for students to do in Central Kentucky. Some Dunbar students are planning to attend outdoor sporting events. “I like going to UK baseball games because I like the atmosphere of watching a college team play, also the weather was good and i...